It’s been one of those weeks when just one thing hasn’t dominated. At Wellydog, because we make seaglass jewellery, leather work and artwork, then usually one or other dominates the week. This week however it’s been a real mix.
Firstly I have become involved in a fantastic project with the Fishermen’s Mission in Porthleven. 2 years ago, the baulk part of Porthleven sea defences was destroyed. The Mission has been allowed to use the damaged wood from the baulk, they have carved it up and allowed us artists to use it. On the 5th February they will be projecting the work produced onto the clock tower in Porthleven on the anniversary of day the baulk was destroyed. I have been lucky enough to be given a piece of the baulk wood to paint on.
This is my finished piece:
Firstly I carved a few marks into the wood and then painted a lovely wave. I thought it was an appropriate subject considering the reason behind the project. All the work will be auctioned on the 18th March and the money will go to the funds of the fabulous Fishermen’s Mission.
Should you want to see more details the best place is to look at their Facebook site, they will update as the work is catalogued and displayed. This is the link to their page.
Whilst doing this we decided as the shop is quiet at this time of the year, we would try and restock our online shop. We have a shop currently on Etsy so we have been photographing and listing lots of lovelies. People can now browse at their leisure and from their own homes. These are a few of the new things listed.
This of course will be an on going project.
But I have also had an idea for a while, which I decided was about time I now put into action. I have wanted to make a seaglass tiara. Some of you may remember many many moons ago, I started my online crafting business as Diamante dream ( I know terrible name), making beaded and wedding jewellery
Though I don’t often make tiaras these days I still enjoy the occasional dabble. And I still get requests from brides for jewellery for both them and their bridesmaids.
These days of course when they come in the shop, they are usually requesting seaglass jewellery and mostly for bridesmaids. So it got me to thinking, if I could make a seaglass tiara.
This was the design I had in mind . I wanted it to be simple. I knew I couldn’t get away with as many stones as with the crystals, because of the size and weight of the seaglass we usually find.
I drew out the design and then picked the stones I wanted to use. As you can see I laid them out on the design.
Mr Wellydog, then numbered them and drilled them and then each one was labelled so I would know what order I wanted them to be wired in.
Then I got to work, and this is what the final result looks like. It was a bit trickier than expected as the weight of the glass was a little bit of an issue, but I put more twists in the silver plated wire in order to hold them firmer.
So all in all, even without my 366 day project I have been a busy little bee.
Catch up with you soon